Arrest made in reported theft of $15,000 Bobcat: Halton Police

Published August 14, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Halton Regional Police made an arrest after a Bobcat skid steer was reported stolen from a parking lot in Acton.

Halton Regional Police made an arrest after a Bobcat skid steer was reported stolen from a parking lot in Acton.

Police say the incident occurred on June 22 after the skid steer was parking at a lot in the area of Hillcrest St and Eastern Ave.

“An alert citizen advised police that he observed two suspicious pickup trucks in the area of the skid steer at approximately 6:20 p.m.,” according to police. “He observed a male load the skid steer onto one of the trucks prior to leaving the area without properly securing it.”

Police say an investigation determined that the skid steer was stolen and the information provided by the citizen was “crucial in aiding the investigation”.

On Thursday (Aug 13), Halton officers made an arrest in the City of Guelph. Kyle Rideout (32) of Erin, Ontario was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

He was released from custody on a promise to appear in court.

The skid steer has been recovered by police as they continue to investigate in an effort to identify other suspects involved.

(photo credit: Bobcat.com)

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